Stack Exchange Network

Stack Exchange network consists of 174 Q&A communities including Stack Overflow, the largest, most trusted online community for developers to learn, share their knowledge, and build their careers.

Visit Stack Exchange

Questions tagged [cryogenics]

Cryogenics refers generically to the properties of very cold things. However, in this usage it is intended to specifically cover cryogenic hibernation - the ability to preserve living bodies for long periods of time while protecting them from aging.

-1
votes
3answers
132 views

Storing people in space

In the future, personal Cryonics (in the hope of cure or immortality on re-awakening)) have become enormously popular. However there is a storage problem. There just isn't enough space for all the ...
3
votes
3answers
178 views

What happens to the human body when hit by a magic lightning and a frozen arrow at the same time? [closed]

What happens to the human body when hit by a magic lightning and a frozen arrow at the same time? The lightning power is strong enough to shock but not to kill. The point where the ''combined spell''...
2
votes
6answers
123 views

How would mastering cryogenic life-extension affect economics?

If there is a chance to hibernate one's body for a century depositing some money with an interest rate, I assume many people would do so. It would allow immediately (from person's perspective) to ...
3
votes
3answers
244 views

Ancient cryogenics

It's a few years from now, and an incredible breakthrough in medical science has occurred that allows doing an in-depth 3D analysis of a deceased person's body, allowing their brains and bodies to be ...
5
votes
1answer
143 views

Arctic frog cryogenics

Rana sylvatica, the only amphibian found north of the arctic circle, has a very unique survival strategy: it pumps its body full of glucose and hormones just before freezing so that ice crystals don't ...
0
votes
2answers
193 views

Frozen inside an ice cube

You are a mad, demented evil scientist getting revenge on John Smith, a secret agent that has thwarted your plans one too many times. Intent on making Mr Smith suffer, you decide to capture his family ...
7
votes
5answers
238 views

Realistic cryosleep with short or no wake-up protocol?

I read that our current method of cryonics involves replacing blood with other fluid and keeping the body submerged in liquid as well as on ice (these things being done to the dead, for now, instead ...
1
vote
4answers
540 views

Alternative to cryogenic sleep / deep hibernation?

In a not-so-distant future, around 2300, mankind finally find a way to keep the body intact over hundred of years, allowing a limited number of humans to travel over hundreds of years in order to join ...
15
votes
7answers
566 views

How do you circulate cryoprotectants through the human body?

Context if you're interested The main problem with freezing living things is that the cold tends to damage tissue. Ice crystals form between cells, dehydrating and shrinking them, and preventing ...
54
votes
11answers
17k views

Why do people in Cryogenic sleep not wear clothes?

In a lot of science-fiction stories, there are people who hibernate of sorts in cryosleep. Basically something like the person's body is stored in a container which is then chilled at really really ...
2
votes
2answers
534 views

How long could you theoretically preserve a living human?

Is there any good scientific reason someone couldn't be kept in hibernation, cryo-sleep, suspended animation or what have you indefinitely, or at least up to a few thousand years? If not, what would ...
26
votes
11answers
5k views

How to make food last indefinitely

While I do know that there is no possible explanation for how we might wake someone up from such a long sleep, I was wondering what food would be edible after one million or so years where the humans ...
4
votes
1answer
1k views

How Long can someone be Cryogenically Frozen?

In my story, the characters encounter someone who has been frozen cryogenically for a very long amount of time, and woken up. Assuming we have the technology to put someone into suspended animation (...